To apply for the Cohort of 2023, you will be assessed on the following criteria:
3-4 years Bachelor’s or Undergraduate Degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.
While work experience of 2-4 years is ideal, we are open to considering freshers and older students as well.
GMAT, GRE or CAT scores are required. In case, neither are available, applicants must take the Masters’ Union- Business Aptitude and Admissions Test (MU-BAAT).
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Essays, Experience & Entrance
Being both novel and unconventional, at Masters’ Union, we sure do get a lot of questions about the ‘ideal’ version of a student.
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You are an ideal Masters’ Union candidate if:
You have made the best use of the opportunities available to you.
We understand that we all come from very different contexts and backgrounds, and hence, we all had different opportunities & resources growing up. What matters is whether you made the most use of what was provided to you. Just having attended a top University is not enough - did you leverage that opportunity to the fullest is what matters. Similarly, having attended an ‘unbranded’ is not a disadvantage, if you were engaged, participative and left an impact there.
You are open to opposing viewpoints & new ideas
If you’re up for a good & healthy debate and are ready to consider/accept others’ point of views, you will be able to evolve much faster as a human being. You will also be able to make the most of your Masters’ Union experience.
You are humble and open to being coached
If you know what you don't know and are ready to learn to fill the gaps, you will be able to soak in more knowledge from your peers and masters.
You are curious to learn new things
If unanswered questions keep you up at night and if you feel the need to google any questions, thought or idea that enters your mind, you will be able to better make use of the information disseminated in a typical Masters’ Union classroom.
You are motivated to create impact
Masters’ Union will throw a lot of challenges at you and you will need to be motivated to work on them and collaborate with your peers. You cannot be holding your peers back due to a lack of motivation.
You exhibit strong leadership performance and potential
We know leadership is manifested through different forms - entrepreneurial ventures, captaining sports teams or volunteer projects, etc. Masters’ Union is looking for students who are driven to tackle challenging problems and leave the world a better place.
Does Masters' Union have a cut-off for GMAT, GRE or CAT?
Masters’ Union follows a holistic evaluation approach. Our evaluation is based on a combination of your application, essays, exam scores and interview performances. However, if you feel that your GMAT/CAT/GRE scores are not competitive enough, we encourage you to appear for our own internal entrance examination, the MU-BAAT.
How many years of work experience do I need to be admitted?
Work experience is not a mandatory requirement for admission. Applicants in their final year of graduation with demonstrable maturity and leadership experiences are encouraged to apply.
What is the typical student's profile at Masters' Union?
We have a diverse student body in terms of geographical, educational and professional backgrounds. We don’t have any ‘typical’ student profile.
What's the minimum qualifying GPA?
Masters' Union does not have a minimum GPA requirement as the GPA system is not a global grading methodology. We focus on the courses you’ve taken, grades received and overall academic performance.
Can I defer admission?
In the large majority of cases, no. You should apply for the intake in which you intend to enrol. In truly exceptional circumstances, the Admissions Committee may grant a deferral. All requests should be made in writing and will be reviewed on a case -to- case basis.
Are any of the rounds more or less competitive than others?
Each round is equally competitive. The acceptance ratio is the same for all rounds. Most importantly, you should dedicate enough time and thought to your application so that it accurately represents your strengths and talents.
However, if scholarships are a priority, we encourage you to apply in Round 1.
What is your hostel fee refund policy?
If there is a reduction in your hostel occupancy period (by more than a month) due to late commencement of the programme, a refund will be made on a pro rata basis at the end of the programme. However, refunds will not be applicable if net occupancy periods are the same due to restructuring timelines.
No refund shall be made if you choose to spend your industry interface module outside Gurugram, since the hostel charges correspond to your holding the property for a continued period of 16 months. A pro rata refund can be made only for the laundry and catering charges (in case it has been paid for upfront) if you choose to pursue your industry interface module outside Gurugram.
No refund shall be made in case a student is made to evacuate the hostel on disciplinary grounds.
Can I defer my admission offer from Masters' Union to the next year?
Currently, we are not offering the option to defer the admission offer. Those who cannot join the programme in the current year are advised to apply again for the next year.
Masters’ Union Refund Policy
The following refund policy will be applicable to the programme fee:
The admission fee, also referred to as the token fee, is non-refundable.
Pre-commencement - In case a student has to withdraw from the programme before the commencement, for either academic, personal, or administrative reasons, only 50% of the tuition and hostel fee will be refunded. 100% of the lifelong union membership fee in addition to food and laundry fee will be refunded.
Post commencement - In case a student has to withdraw from the programme, for either academic, personal, or administrative reasons, only 50% of the tuition and accommodation fee will be refunded on a pro-rata basis, along with 100% of the lifelong union membership fee.
A pro-rata refund will be proportional to the number of terms spent by the student at the programme before opting to drop out. To illustrate, if the tuition fee amount payable for a candidate for our 8-term PGP-TBM were INR 8 Lakh, and a student chose to drop out in the fourth term, s/he will be eligible for a refund of INR 2 lakh. The food, and laundry will be refunded on a pro-rata basis.
No refund shall be made in case a student is expelled from the programme on disciplinary grounds.
Can I get my profile evaluated?
Feel free to connect with the admissions team and our counsellors to discuss your fitment with the programme. You are welcome to send your CV to email@example.com and initiate conversation with our counsellors for the same.
I’ve just completed/will be completing my undergraduate studies. Is Masters’ Union a right fit for me?
Work experience is not a mandatory requirement for admission. If you feel you have demonstrable leadership potential along with meritorious academic accomplishments, we encourage you to apply to Masters’ Union! Freshers from our founding cohort have had unparalleled career trajectories with our average package for freshers at INR 23.20 Lakhs.
Are all candidates interviewed?
Post the application and examination stage, candidates are shortlisted. Only shortlisted candidates are invited for a panel interview.
Is there an age limit for entry?
There is no age limit for entry. However, the programme is most suitable for those who are at an early stage in their careers. If you have more work experience, we encourage you to get in touch with the admissions team, who will evaluate your profile and advise you accordingly.
I have very little (or no) work experience. How will that impact my placement prospects at Masters' Union?
As a candidate with less than 2 years of experience, you will not be competing for jobs with more senior peers. Companies offer jobs relevant to different experience bands (0-2 years, 3-5 years, 5-8 years, 8+ years, etc). Organisation would focus more on your skill set as compared to your past experience.
However, for freshers from our founding cohort, we witnessed an average salary of INR 23.20 Lakhs, with placement in prestigious companies.
I don't have a business background. Will this impact my chances for admission?
We value diversity at every level and welcome applications from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds, including the arts, law, medicine, military, non-profit, etc. As with all candidates, we will be looking for demonstrable leadership potential, and will consider this in conjunction with your professional experience and past performance, when assessing your application.
I don't have an undergraduate degree. Can I still be considered for admission?
Yes! While the vast majority of our participants have undergraduate and/or advanced degrees, this is not compulsory for admission. Candidates who do not hold an undergraduate degree, but who have an excellent career record, examination scores and leadership potential are also welcome to apply.
If my application has been unsuccessful, may I reapply in the next round?
No, you cannot reapply in the next round. Unsuccessful applicants can reapply for the next intake, next year. Re-applicants are requested to submit a new online application unless otherwise indicated.
Please exercise your own judgement in deciding if you have made any significant changes in your new profile since your first application, that would make a significant difference to your admissions chances.
How strict are the application deadlines?
Our deadlines are non-negotiable. Applications must be completed and submitted by midnight (Indian Standard Time) to be included in the ongoing round. A complete application includes the online form, valid test scores, all supporting documents, references, essays and payment of the application fees.
Can you give me more details about the MU BAAT examination?
The Masters’ Union Business Administration Admissions Test, is an examination designed along the similar lines of any other management entrance examination. We evaluate your analytical and verbal skills along with your business acumen through a caselet analysis.
We’d encourage you to prepare by brushing up on key mathematical concepts, along with trusting your robust reading habit! Applicants should be familiar with reading and analyzing acclaimed literature, editorials and opinion pieces.
The MU BAAT will be conducted 7 days after the completion of the admission deadline.
How should I approach the essay section?
The essay section in your application section requires careful consideration and thought. We’re looking for clarity, conciseness and cohesion in your arguments as well as in the structure of your essay. Most importantly, we encourage you to bring out your most authentic self through these essays to give us the best understanding of your thought process, critical thinking and communication skills.
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Test Score Validity Policy
The MU-BAAT scores will be valid only for the year in which the test was taken. The same goes for the CAT exam - we accept scores for the examinations conducted in the same academic year. You are free to submit GMAT/GRE scores as long as they are valid (validity period is 5 years for both exams).
If the applicant misses both the rounds of a particular intake, the application form and its entire contents will expire. At this point, the applicant will be required to complete a new application from scratch, for the next intake.
An application will only be evaluated once it is complete. If it is completed after the deadline, it will be reviewed for the next round or (in the case of last round applicants) the following intake.
Application Submission Policy
Due to the large number of applications we receive for each intake, and the confidentiality of the deliberations of the Admissions Committee, we would be unable to provide detailed individual feedback on unsuccessful applications.
Minimum & Maximum Age
Avg GMAT Score
Average Work Exp.
Admission Fee (Non-refundable)
Life-long Union Membership Fee
Total Fee Payable (R1 Applicants)
We, at Masters’ Union, believe that financial constraints should not pose any hindrance to someone’s academic aspirations. We are keen to attract promising candidates to our founding class, so that they elevate the quality of the peer learning experience. We have up to 100% scholarships available for R1 applicants with exceptional profiles that fall in one of the following categories:
Masters' Union is keen to identify and extend financial support to candidates with exceptional academic records and professional accomplishments. Our merit-based scholarships are need-blind and offer full and partial waivers of the tuition fee, as decided by the selection panel.
Exceptional academic record and test scores.
Masters' Union will extend a scholarship to deserving female candidates with impressive academic and/or professional track record, along with the drive and potential to emerge as an industry leader.
Exceptional women candidates with significant achievements across domains. Special focus on those looking to upskill and rejoin the workforce after a professional break.
This scholarship aims at the inclusion of exceptional candidates from marginalised and underserved communities from the Indian subcontinent, such as the Northeast, Ladakh, Bhutan, and the tribal belts of the Indian hinterland.
Candidates from tribal communities within India, as well as mountain pockets like Ladakh, the Northeast, Nepal and Bhutan.
This scholarship is for candidates who have demonstrated technology-oriented leadership either as students or in their jobs, through innovations, patents or research, and are looking to further their career prospects in the technology domain.
The candidate must submit a 250-400 word essay detailing a proven track record of accomplishments in the technology domain at the national or international level, and be prepared to substantiate it further at the interview stage.
This scholarship is directed at Indian-origin candidates (i.e. PIO card-holders) who wish to engage with the Indian corporate sector, as well as Indian professionals, currently based abroad, who wish to return to India in pursuit of a world-class education, that may help catapult their careers to newer heights
PIO card-holders and Indian citizens studying or working abroad.
This scholarship aims to identify fresh graduates who have displayed exceptional drive and leadership potential through active participation in student-led committees, clubs and other initiatives while in college.
The candidate must submit a 250-400 word essay detailing the leadership roles(s) assumed by him/her and the quantifiable outcomes achieved.
This scholarship funds candidates who have had entrepreneurial experience, with varying levels of success, and wish to gain more skills and academic perspectives to carry on with their line of work.
Entrepreneurial experience for over a year. Candidates must submit a 250-400 word essay describing their entrepreneurial journey. This will be used to evaluate their candidature.
The following financial institutions can provide loans for up to 95% of the programme fees to the admitted students.
95% of the total course fees
Starting at 11.5% pa
Up to 15 years
Course Period + Maximum of
optional 6 months
Max Life Insurance
Applicable as per Axis bank norms
Up to 23.6 lakhs
Up to 15 Years
Available under Section 80E of Income
Tax Act 1961
No Security Required
Online Application Accepted
Quick and hassle-free services
Up to Rs 25 lakhs
Up to 144 months
Tuition & Living expenses
EMI/ SI/ Partial SI
Online Application Accepted
Salaried Individuals: Up to Rs. 1 crore
Self-employed: Up to Rs. 3 crore with suitable collateral
Starting from 9.6%, with a loan against
75% of the property value
Pay only interest as EMI. Repay the principal
at the end of the tenor.
Co-borrower required, Property on name
of self, Parents, Spouse.
upto 1%** of the disbursal amount
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